Hehehe, ya know I was surprised to see this thread at first
but to be honest, I'm all for remo doing what they are doing. Sure their instruments aren't made of wood and goat, but I don't feel that their presence in the U.S. market has to necessarily dilute or degrade the rich music culture from which their modern instruments have sprung.
In fact, I had the opportunity recently to play their Paulo Mattioli higher end drum with a nuskyn head, along with several quality mali shells with nuskyn heads, and while there was definitely some twanginess, going on, they really do make a good alternative for those unable to re-skin drums themselves, or wanting weather or animal rights not to be an issue... I'll even go as far to say I was impressed on the whole!
Their signature key tuned djembe with the fiberskin is whole nother deal though, those are the twangies, ringy'est things I have ever heard, even tuned well like in this vid:
Also, from all the videos and reviews I have seen about their conga heads, bongo heads, and doumbeks, they are able to get really quality sounds that seem to be preferable in a lot of circles of gigging congeros. I've even been toying with the idea of purchasing one of their 12" ashikos, and putting one of the nuskyn conga heads on it to make a synthetic bugarabu/ashiko/conga hybrid for easy travel...
Anyway, I know this was just a joke thread, but I thought I'd share some thoughts! Totally open to discussion as I'm sure their are some differing opinions out there